Gas Drilling/Water Supplies Session Tonight In Galeton

Potter County Today

wellwaterpipePenn State Cooperative Extension will hold a seminar, entitled “Gas Well Drilling and Your Private Water Supply,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Galeton. Educator Jim Clark will discuss pre-drill water testing by gas companies and voluntary testing by landowners; how to test water quality; reading water test reports, and the use of accredited water labs.

Penn State is studying the potential impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling on rural water supplies. Statewide, about 200 private water wells near gas well sites will be selected for free post-drilling testing. Interested water well owners who meet the research parameters will receive testing materials and instructions at Tuesday’s workshop. Anyone interested in attending the workshop or participating in the study should contact Jim Clark at 814-887-5613 or jac20@psu.edu.

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